Last March the 2nd, Sister Marie-Joseph Duchesne celebrated her 100th birthday at the Mother House. A day she herself prepared and wanted to have as a “day of thanksgiving to God”.
It was a sunny day that began with a festive Eucharistic celebration: music, singing, full participation.
At the end of the celebration Sr. Marie-Jo made her way to the room where wine was being served. This cup of wine, taken in friendship, reunited many sisters, the staff of the house who accompany our more dependent sisters, the Mayor and 2 assistants.
It is with pleasure that we listened to the key milestones of Marie-Jo’s life, interwoven with a few colourful anecdotes.
The fraternal meal that followed was joyful and animated with songs, stories and poems.
A celebration we will not forget: “O God most good, it is good to sing your praises!”
Marie-Jo, we still wish you long life!